Celtic virtually seal Scottish league title with Hearts win | Football News – Times of India


GLASGOW: Celtic nearly assured a 52nd Scottish league title by coming from behind to beat Hearts 4-1 on Saturday.
Ange Postecoglou’s males transfer 9 factors away from Europa League finalists Rangers, who’ve three video games left to play.
However Celtic’s 22-goal superior aim distinction means they realistically don’t even want one other level to seal the title.
Rangers’ title defence will mathematically finish ought to they fail to beat Dundee United on Sunday.
The match mirrored Celtic’s season as they began slowly earlier than shifting by the gears.
Hearts inflicted considered one of solely three league defeats on the Hoops on the opening day of the season and threatened to delay their title get together when Ellis Simms smashed residence after simply three minutes.
Postecoglou was plucked from Yokohama Marinos when Eddie Howe turned his again on Celtic’s provide a yr in the past.
The Australian’s data of the Japanese market has been pivotal to the turnaround of the Glasgow giants, who completed a distant 25 factors behind Rangers final season.
Japan internationals Daizen Maeda and Kyogo Furuhashi turned the sport round earlier than half-time with two objectives in seven minutes.
Maeda slotted residence on the far publish after nice wing play from Jota.
The Portuguese was additionally the creator for Celtic’s second as he headed down for Furuhashi to pressure the ball over the road from shut vary.
Matt O’Riley ensured there was no nervy finale when he completed from a slim angle 21 minutes from time.
Georgios Giakoumakis then got here off the bench to spherical off the scoring because the Greek slammed residence James Forrest’s cut-back within the ultimate minute.


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